I think it fair to say that it was pretty warm at Wroxall. My camera certainly thought so as the auto focus and exposure decided to go on strike occasionally, I apologise in advance for any fuzzy or over dark pics.
I think that every one (bar Naki who was having a leisurely breakfast.
) arrived between 9.00 and 10.00 Having so many of XJ40.Com in the time line as well bifurcated our presence at the show. So much so my pictures will probably be comment-less . But I will do my best please tell me if I get anything wrong..
Marty Stan Florian and Carl meeting. It was already warm.
Derek's best Daimler.
Carl's poorly Elsa
I am sure many people will recognise this car. Owned now by a guy called Steve Austin
There was a lot of socialising, Thanks to the gazebos you could rest in the shade.
Quite a lovely lineup
These three cars were parked nearby, the owners expressed an interest in our forum. We hope to see you soon fellers.
You should recognise some of these cars.........
Naki,Carl, Paul, your cars looked great.
I wandered round all of the fields looking for any other 40s
I was then told there was a rather special 40 there so Don and I went to investigate
The only Saturn orange car in the world and an Insignia. Lovely lovely car.
I also found this "BEAST"
The centre arena had loads of events such as rescue dogs being put through agility tests in addition to the awards and presentations.
At three thirty we were treated to a flypast by a Hurricane from the battle of Britain flight.
For personal reasons I won't bore you with, I thank the person who organised this incredible spectacle from the bottom of my heart.
We had our own Club awards to present. JR had asked Pim to judge the best car in the lineup.
His choice was Russ's gorgeous 2.9 But unfortunately he wasn't feeling too well so his presentation happened earlier than planned as he left for home soon after.
Well done Russ this was well deserved
Furthest travelled wasn't too hard to judge
Florian of course.
Spirit of the event went to Carl Elsajag for nursing his immaculate but ever so poorly 3.2s to the meet, then break down totally after his alternator self destructed.
The the prize for Outstanding contribution went to Don, I have never seen him lost for words.
Well deserved Don
Award to the judge
Thanks for your expert judgement Pim and for being really great company all day.
Today was a great day. Fantastic people and a relaxed atmosphere, the cars were superb and diverse and I enjoyed meeting new people Derek Pim and Florian and re acquainting with other good friends. Thanks obviously must go to the JEC for inviting us, JR for his organisation and to all of XJ40.com who attended.